Early Tuesday morning, Portland Police were called by a man who reported that a gunshot had come through the wall from a neighbor’s apartment.
The report was received shortly after 1:00 a.m. from a man who said he was awakened by a gunshot in his neighbors apartment and that the neighbor was now knocking on his door.
When police arrived, they were told that the couple who are new gun owners had practiced safely handling their new gun and that the woman was attempting to put a trigger lock on the gun when it discharged. She said that she was not aware that the chamber should not have a round in it when the lock was put on.
Police said that the bullet passed through the shared wall between the two apartments and lodged in a bedroom closet, injuring no one.
No one was arrested and police said that it appeared to be an accident but that they would be referring the case to the District Attorney’s office and that he would decide whether charges would be filed.
Watch a report on the incident from KPTV below.